Newbie (sort of...) from Paris, France

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by PatBig, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. PatBig

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    Hello all, a few words of intro. I now live near Paris France, but I have spent many enjoyable years away from my home country, in Ireland (Galway) in the early seventies, and more recently in England (Oxford) , and in Portland, Oregon. By now you figured I am not exactly fresh out of high school. I started photography in the late 60's at my high school lab, Minolta SRT 101, upgraded to a Leica M5 around '73 that cost me all my meager savings (I still have it), briefly got a Nikon F3, then sold it and bought a Leica M6. Still have that one too. Because of my many moves my little B&W lab (Durst M601) had been gathering dust in an attic since the early 1990's. Then I went digital, easy and convenient. A few weeks ago I started to feel real bad about my two Leicas sitting in a drawer for years talking to each other, and I started to shoot them again. Consequently I felt I needed to get back into developping my B&W films. Next step I had to do my own enlarging and I could not resist a good deal on a Focomat V35, I should get it soon. Now I have to re learn what I have not practiced in many years, so here I am.
    I just bought a scanner and started to post some of my old pictures on my web site, here's a link to a few I shot in Ireland in 1973/1974, when I was diving for sea urchins.
    http://www.port-rhu.com/urchins/sea_urchins.htm

    Cheers, Patrick
     
  2. Dave Miller

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    Welcom to the forum Pat, glad you found us.
     
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    Welcome from West Cornwall Patrick, some interesting character studies in those old photographs.

    Regards Daniel
     
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    Hiya Pat and welcome from the old sod..
    Glad to hear the Leica's lured you back.. love the old photo's too.
     
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    Welcome in Apug Patrick
     
  7. Michel Hardy-Vallée

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    Bienvenue sur APUG, Patrick, en espérant que tu as l'occasion de pratiquer ton Français à Paris :smile:
     
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    Pat - welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts USA.

    gene
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Patrick from the first state.
     
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    Love the pictures you posted.
    Welcome to APUG!